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Eid-ul-Azha: Punjab govt issues SOPs for cattle markets

Eid-ul-Azha: Punjab govt issues SOPs for cattle markets

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Saturday issued the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the establishment of cattle markets in connection with Eid ul Azha.

According to the notification issued by Punjab health ministry, cattle markets should be established 2-5 kilometers outside city limits. The markets should have spacious parking lots with separate entry and exit points, the notification read.

The government has restricted the elderly and children from visiting. “People experiencing symptoms like fever, cough should avoid visiting cattle markets,” the notification added.

Following are the guidelines issued by the Punjab govt:

Cattle markets must have sheds for animals.

Medical camps.

Parking lots.

Separate entry and exit points

Only two people per vehicle should be allowed in the market

Hand sanitizers, wearing masks declared mandatory